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We have an exciting and challenging opportunity within the Getaway team  – for a Junior Photojournalist with a particular interest in travel gear and equipment.

Reporting to the Getaway Editor and based in Sandton, the successful candidate will be responsible for our gear and equipment column.

You’ll need to have excellent writing and photographic skills, together with a passion for gear, the outdoors and African travel.


Key responsibilities:

  • Conceptualising, initiating, researching and producing gear content including reviews, new product news and more for web and print
  • Fostering relationships with key manufacturers
  • Travelling for features on occasion
  • Fulfilling a role as part of the creative team, delivering the Getaway editorial strategy and vision


Skills, knowledge and attributes:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Excellent writing skills, with a passion for travel and outdoor gear as subjects
  • Proficient in photography, and confident in own photographic skills
  • Ability to interpret a subject and communicate meaning through photographs and images
  • Previous travel photojournalism experience advantageous
  • Computer literacy essential (PC and Mac)
  • Experience with Lightroom or equivalent an advantage
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Willingness and availability to travel regularly (and handle own travel plans)
  • Social media and online skills


Should you wish to be considered for this role, please submit your application, accompanied by an updated CV, and great examples of your writing and images (or the link to your online portfolio) to

Applications will close on Friday 28 September 2012.

For more on the position, please click here.

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  • What an opportunity. I wish I lived in Sandton and could travel at the drop of a hat. i wouls love to work or write for Getaway, a magazine that makes me want to reach for the stars.

  • I wish I lived in Sandton. I would love to work or write for Getaway, a magazine that makes me want to reach for the stars.

  • Anel

    My emails come back as “delivery failed permanently”.

  • Cameron Ewart-Smith

    Hi Anel
    Thats very strange as we have already received a number of applications to that email address and it is the correct address. Are you still battling?

  • Beth Ann Knoesen

    If Getaway is looking for a young dynamic, energetic lady to do some traveling for Getaway magazine, then contact me.
    I’m sitting at work this morning and like so many other people I’m dreaming about my passion…traveling!!! But then how will i be able to pay the bills and do what I love. …. And Getaway popped up in my head.
    So i went and googled ” working for getaway” and I ended up here writing this message…. Know im thinking will my email reach the correct person or not….

    Life is all about pursuing what you love. “Know that you are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be. Know that if you use your mental energy to see yourself spending your days doing what you truly love, and if you keep that thought uppermost in your mind, that is what will expand for you. It has to. ”

    Getaway hope to hear from you soon….